Mixtape DJ and Hip-Hop producer J.Period tapped an all-star team for his “Rise Up” single off the EP of the same title. The new track features Black Thought of The Roots, Posdnuos of De La Soul, Pharoahe Monche, and Joss Stone.
The single aims to answer the questions: What does it mean to rise up and what does it mean to resist?
“’Rise Up’ is very necessary. Point blank. It speaks to the current political climate in this country in a way that is clear and articulate,” said Black Thought in a press release. “Projects like this are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the sort of creative push-back that is yet to come out of such absurdly turbulent times.”
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Rise Up, the EP, is inspired by the EPIX original docuseries America Divided and was created in collaboration with The Playlist Retreat. It will be available on May 2nd, and also features Jesse Williams, Aloe Blacc, Rhymefest, Xzibit, Eric Roberson, Jazzy Jeff, and more.
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